Forbes CEO backs John McEnroe's stance on US not allowing Djokovic to play at US Open

Forbes CEO Steve Forbes has joined John McEnroe in slamming the US government for not allowing Novak Djokovic to play the US Open because of his COVID-19 vaccination stance.

Under the current rules of entry to the country, the US requires all foreign arrivals to show documented proof of vaccination against COVID-19. That means Djokovic is not eligible to play at the US Open this year, as he's not vaccinated and doesn't intend to take the jab either. Moreover, the US Open has ruled out seeking medical exemptions for any player, virtually ruling Djokovic out of the tournament.

Many former players, experts and prominent personalities have criticized the authorities for not allowing the reigning Wimbledon champion to compete at Flushing Meadows.

Slamming it as 'bureaucratic bs', Steve Forbes backed former player John McEnroe's criticism of the authorities for barring Djokovic from playing at the 2022 US Open.

"Tennis legend John McEnroe rightly slams US government barring 21-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic from competing in US Open because he isn't vaccinated against COVID-19. An example of bureaucratic bs," tweeted Forbes.

Djokovic is now set to drop 1200 ranking points from his run to the US Open final last year, where he was denied a calendar year Grand Slam by Daniil Medvedev.

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